Apple’s New ‘High-End’ iPad Pro Will Reportedly Have a Display Size Between 10 and 10.5-Inches



Apple is due to launch new iPads within the next few months and the number of rumours about the new tablets continue to grow. The latest report comes from KGI Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has slightly revised his predictions for the new tablet.

Kuo predicts that Apple will release three tablets in 2017, including a high-end model that will feature a display size between 10 and 10.5-inches. The analyst predicts that the other two models will be identical in size to Apple’s current offering at 9.7 and 12.9-inches.

The new 10-10.5-inch iPad Pro is said to be a high-end model with a narrow bezel design, and it’s expected to be powered by Apple’s new A10x processor. The new model is also expected to feature upgraded internal hardware.

Kuo also believes that the number of iPads shipped in 2017 will drop to around 35-37 million units. The drop won’t necessarily be due to consumers losing interest in the iPad, but it will be a continuation of a steady decline in the global tablet market.

Apple is expected to reveal its new lineup of iPad models around March.

[via MacRumors]


  • Hummm… when I read this types of news about the iPad, I feel Apple is going in not a focus direction… Having the mid 10.5inch as the high end model and not the 12.9″ is weird.

    With the price of the Macbook pro higher this year, Apple should really focus on feature to make the 10 and 12,9inch closer to a Macbook replacement, instead of being just a big iPhone. The OS needs to be better for the iPad family.

  • huddyrocks

    IMO iPad Pro needs to run Mac OSX , not iOS. Have a 12″ Pro version running Mac OS and the 9″ non pro version running iOS. Just calling something “Pro” does not make it so. The experience needs to be different. I want to be able to run my Adobe CC apps(full versions) on the iPad pro. If they’re pricing it as notebook replacement, it better be one.

  • Z S

    iPads are like computers. People are keeping them for 3-5 years, which is why sales are declining. Damned if I can afford a new one every other year. That’s why sales are decliding.

    Apple also needs to rejig iOS for the iPad Pro. The home screen looks silly on a display that big.

  • Tim Stewart

    I would love to see Apple getting back to a more trimmed down number of offerings and focus on making those the best they can. Give people what they want to do what they need to do now, and it’ll be something people want to buy.

    I understand that Apple still sees itself as a hardware company that makes an OS that allows users to interface with that hardware, but they’ve been neglecting that portion of the equation for long enough that some are starting to see that as a detriment rather then a benefit. Other than messing with the gestures and emphasizing the widgets panel and the fancy two-finger text navigation on the iPad, there have been few front-end changes to iOS since the visual “flattening” of the UI.